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Christmas Day Cooking
Getting everyone on the table at the same time is no mean feat so it pays to plan ahead if you are celebrating Christmas Day with a Turkey dinner and all the trimmings!
Turkey is the traditional centrepiece of the Christmas dinner - but with so many dishes to have ready at the same time, getting it right is a triumph of organisation.
Preparations may start the night before to get the stuffing ready and the turkey prepared if an early lunchtime celebration is to be ready on time.
The traditional Christmas dinner includes turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course the flaming Christmas pudding. So it is important to get the main centrepiece perfect before you start worrying about all the trimmings.
Crucial to any roast is how long it takes to cook the meat. This is worked out by the weight of the joint (including the weight of the stuffing). The turkey should be at room temperature before cooking.
For a roast turkey weighing less than 4kg, we recommend 20 minutes per kilogram plus 70 minutes at 190C (180C for fan ovens).
Birds weighing more than 4kg require 20 minutes per kilogram plus 90 minutes at that temperature.
And always make sure you check it's cooked through (see how below).
Don't forget to allow time for the meat to rest too - 15 to 20 minutes. Loosely covered with foil it will stay warm while you can get on with the vegetables.
When you know what time your turkey should be cooked you can work out the rest of your Christmas dinner cooking timetable.
All ovens vary, and moving other dishes around in the oven will affect the temperature, so you still need to check the bird is actually cooked rather than just relying on timings.
The juices should run clear when the thickest part of the thigh is pierced with a skewer. If you have a temperature probe it should measure 72C or above in the thickest part of the breast.
If you require any more information, contact Turnbull's today!